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JHU Museums Fall Calendar Highlights

September 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Stalfort
Office: 410-516-8329
Cell: 443-794-9164
hestalfort@jhu.edu

Putting the Neo in Classical: Dressing for the Harvest Ball
Sept. 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Location:
Homewood Museum
Cost: $12 public, $8 members, FREE with purchase of Harvest Ball or Fall Frolick after-party ticket. Reserve online through Brown Paper Tickets at
http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 or by calling 410-516-5589.
What do you wear to a modern-day ball? Join Lisa Simeone, beauty editor at Baltimore Style magazine, and Alexandra Deutsch, chief curator at the Maryland Historical Society, for this special illustrated talk. Whether you plan to attend Homewood Museum’s Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick after-party on Saturday, October 10 in period costume à la Jane Austen or in elegant modern style, we’ll have ideas for clothing, hair, and accessories for both men and women. And you can enjoy a glass of wine, to boot!

25th Anniversary Party and Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration
Sept. 17, 6–8 p.m.

Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: FREE. Reservations are requested. RSVP online through Brown Paper Tickets at
http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987, by email to evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0341.

Evergreen Museum & Library invites you to mark the 25th anniversary of its formal opening to the public as a university museum and cultural arts center, and to celebrate a new season of exciting exhibitions. Be among the first to see Point, Counterpoint: San Francisco through the Eyes of Charlotte Cook-Fuller and Lynette Cook and Meg Mitchell: Threaded in a voice, explore Evergreen’s period rooms and galleries at your own pace, and mingle with the exhibition curators and artists over complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz.

Point, Counterpoint: San Francisco through the Eyes of Charlotte Cook-Fuller and Lynette Cook
On view Sept. 17, 2015–Feb. 28, 2016
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or $3 for the exhibition only.

This exhibition features thirteen pairs of textiles and paintings by a mother/daughter team created in response to the same subject: San Francisco. An award-winning astronomical illustrator, Bay Area artist Lynette Cook has recently returned to her training in fine art painting, while her Baltimore-based mother Charlotte Cook-Fuller turned to textile collage art in her later years after a distinguished academic career in nutrition at Towson University. Point, Counterpoint invites viewers to witness an intimate dialogue between mother and daughter as they explore their artistic responses to a shared favorite place through different media. Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6–8 p.m., FREE.

Meg Mitchell: Threaded in a voice
On view Sept. 17, 2015–Feb., 28, 2016
Location:
Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour or by advance appointment.

Multimedia artist Meg Mitchell—the twelfth artist-in-residence in Evergreen Museum & Library’s House Guests exhibition series—melds voice, history, and craft in her sound-infused sculptures, which become engaging focal points of both familiar reception rooms and private hideaways of Evergreen. Her handmade, motion-activated audio devices and lacquered wood sculptures partner to tell a story: a narrative of fantasy, longing, and loss reflective of the history of this noble former residence. Mitchell is an assistant professor of digital foundation in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 17, 68 p.m., FREE.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Sept.  27, 12–4 p.m.

Location: Homewood Museum, Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. Tickets are available online at
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket…for free.

Free Admission Wednesdays
Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location:
Homewood Museum
Cost: FREE for individuals and groups under 7. Tours depart on the hour and half-hour (last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.). Advance reservations appreciated by calling 410-516-5589.

Homewood Museum is taking part in Free Fall Baltimore by offering free guided tours of the historic house on Wednesdays in October for individuals and groups under 7 people.

The Harvest Ball
October 10, 6 p.m.midnight
Location:
Homewood Museum
Cost: $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10. After-party included with gala ticket and table purchases. All tickets include complimentary valet parking. Limited seating; by prepaid reservation only: online through Brown Paper Tickets
at http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 or by calling 410-516-5589.

Homewood Museum invites you to revel in an unforgettable evening of frivolous pleasure. This exclusive benefit party recreates the entertaining atmosphere of the Carroll family’s early 1800s country house, Homewood, today a teaching museum of Johns Hopkins University. Experience an enraptured autumn’s eve with cocktails in the museum and a harvest-themed seated dinner served under the gala tent, with amusements and music drawn from Homewood’s illustrious Federal past. Then dance and flirt into the night at the Fall Frolick, a late night soirée featuring dance band The New Romanos, an open premium bar, photo booth, and ample savory and sweet snacks by Pie Five Pizza. All proceeds will benefit the museum’s collections, exhibitions and programs.

Fall Frolick: The Harvest Ball After Party
October 10, 9 p.m.midnight
Location:
Homewood Museum
Cost: $45 general; $35 Johns Hopkins Affiliates (by October 1); $55 general; $45 Johns Hopkins Affiliates (after October 1). All tickets include complimentary valet parking. Prepaid reservation only: online through Brown Paper Tickets
at http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 or by calling 410-516-5589.

Homewood Museum invites you to party into the night at the Fall Frolick: The Harvest Ball After Party, presented by SunTrust. Join Baltimore’s most fashionable and fabulous revelers for bubbles in the museum, dancing to The New Romanos, amazing raffle prizes, open premium bar, photo booth by Pixelated, and late night snacks by Pie Five Pizza. Optional black tie or finery à la Jane Austen. Complimentary valet parking.

Baltimore’s Great Architecture 2015 Lecture Series: “Rural Retreats: The Country House and its Landscape”
Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2, 6 p.m. lectures, with 5 p.m. receptions
Location: Room 50, Gilman Hall. Preceding reception is at Homewood Museum. Free event parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot.
Cost: 3-part subscription: $30 public; $20 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); FREE for students (full-time with ID); or individual lectures: $12 public, $8 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); Free for students (full-time with ID). Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at
http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door).

Inspired by Homewood’s origin as a country retreat of the Carroll family, Homewood Museum presents its 15th anniversary season of lectures, exploring how ideas of landscape changed as urban centers like Baltimore and Philadelphia experienced tremendous growth and prosperity in the post-Revolutionary era.

Oct. 19: “Working Farms and Scenic Views: The Tradition of the Estate as Landscape in Maryland, 1770-1820
In the mid-eighteenth century as Americans sought both to tame the land and celebrate its unspoiled state, landscape painting provided a framework for understanding this paradoxical relationship with nature. Images of rural estates, featuring large, elegant homes nestled in vast, picturesque landscapes, presented a means to illustrate an idealized balance between cultivation and the rugged landscape. Jenny Carson, department chair of art history, theory and criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, will trace Maryland’s early tradition of estate portraiture, from the Colonial period through the early nineteenth century.
Oct. 26: “
The Baltimore Country House: Suburban Villas in the Early Republic
Baltimore is a relatively young city when compared to others on the East Coast. However, the merchant princes and other elites who dominated this boomtown at the turn of the nineteenth century and in later years had the same aspirations as their business partners in the older cities. The rural retreat or country villa was a social and health necessity. Architect and architectural historian W. Peter Pearre, AIA will discuss Baltimore’s early country estates, both those that survive and those known through surviving images, including Mount Clare, Homewood, and Clover Hill.
Nov. 2: “
The Philadelphia Country House: Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America
By the mid-eighteenth century, Americans had developed their own version of the bourgeois English countryseat, a class of estate equally distinct in social function and form from townhouses, rural plantations, and farms. Mark Reinberger, professor of architecture at the University of Georgia, and Elizabeth McLean, research associate in botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will discuss their new book from the Johns Hopkins University Press, exploring the myriad ways in which Philadelphia’s estates—much like Baltimore’s—straddled the cultural divide between urban and rural. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Docent Training Course
Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2, 9, 10 a.m.
12 p.m.
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: FREE. Advance registration required by calling 410-516-0341.
Evergreen Museum & Library’s volunteer docents lead engaging and interactive tours to a variety of individuals, school groups and community organizations from around the world. They also assist with Evergreen’s special programs and contribute to the museum’s mission by fostering an appreciation for art, architecture and history in visitors of all ages. New docents will receive training in art appreciation, public speaking, and techniques for engaging visitors, along with ample opportunity to practice these skills. Docents are needed on weekends and/or weekdays, and schedules can be created to suit your needs and availability. Evergreen docents join the intellectual life of Johns Hopkins University, are offered opportunities for additional training, and are invited to attend social events, openings, lectures, and monthly tours of other historic sites.

Music at Evergreen 2015-2016 Concert Series
Oct. 24, Mar. 26, and Apr. 23, 3 p.m., followed by receptions

Location:
Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: 3-concert series subscription: $55 public; $40 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $25 students (full-time with ID); or individual concerts: $20 public; $15 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); $10 students (full-time with ID). Ticket includes admission to the museum guided tour (departs at 12 noon or 1 p.m.) and a post-concert reception with the musicians. Limited space; advance tickets are recommended. Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets at
http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987 or by calling 410-516-0341.

Evergreen Museum & Library’s popular and adventurous Music at Evergreen series of classical concerts returns for its sixty-third anniversary series, presenting live music in the museum’s stunning Bakst Theatre on three Saturdays in October, March and April.

Oct. 24: The Musical Art Quintet
San Francisco’s Musical Art Quintet presents an exhilarating program of “Nuevo Chamber,” combining and remixing elements of chamber music with rhythms and sounds from Argentina, Cuba, and all over the world into globe-hopping, dance-inspiring, gorgeous works. Classical training and a taste for evocative melodies underpin their sound, but improvisation and lively rhythms make the group’s music truly its own.
Mar. 26: “
Mined and Unmined Cole: Favorite and Forgotten Songs of Cole Porter”
Cole Porter concentrated with uncommon wit and inventiveness on comic list songs which highlighted his ingenuity and irreverence, while his haunting love songs brimmed with eroticism and romance. Even Porter’s forgotten songs are often as good as his most famous. With a combination of enthusiasm, passion, and humor, American musical scholar Michael Lasser, singer Cindy Miller, and pianist Alan Jones offer a tour through the songs of one of America’s most beloved creative voices.
Apr. 23:
Stephen Waarts, violin
19-year-old violinist Stephen Waarts has been applauded for his “uncommon, preternatural sense of tonal color and lyrical beauty on the instrument” (Washington Post). A multi-award winner, Waarts is the Frank S. Bayley Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studies with Aaron Rosand. The program will include works by Beethoven, Bartók, Ysaÿe, Massenet, Kreisler and Ravel, and feature Chelsea Wang on piano. Please note: program is subject to change at the discretion of the artist.

Silhouettes for the Holidays
Dec. 5, 12 noon–4 p.m.
Location: Homewood Museum
Cost: $40 for two copies of one silhouette (includes museum admission). Custom-made oval mats and rare frame styles will be available for sale on site. Advance registration for appointment time is strongly recommended. Register by calling 410-516-5589.
 
Experience the magic scissors of historical artisan Lauren Muney, a master portraitist in the tradition of the silhouette artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, create a perfect gift for the holidays. One of the few remaining freehand-scissor artists still practicing in the Mid-Atlantic, Muney will create a traditional profile-portrait of your little (or big) ones to treasure forever—in just minutes. Proceeds will benefit Homewood Museum.

Member Shopping Days
Dec. 6–Dec. 14, Museum Hours
Location:
Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library
Members of the Homewood and Evergreen museums, and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students are invited to enjoy special discounts in the Homewood and Evergreen gift shops. Museum members receive a 20 percent discount on all merchandise, excluding consignment items; everyone with a valid Johns Hopkins ID receives a 10 percent discount.

Homewood by Candlelight
Dec. 7, 5
7 p.m.
Location:
Homewood Museum
Cost: $8 general, FREE for University Museums members and Johns Hopkins students with ID. Reservations requested: 410-516-5589,
homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu, or online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987

Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood by the Homeland Garden Club, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum’s annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The reception hall will be filled with the sounds of live music, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. Guests will also be able to view the museum’s new focus exhibition, Curating the Carrolls.

An Ever Green Evening – Winter Exhibition Opening Party
Dec. 10
, 68 p.m.
Location:
Evergreen Museum & Library
Cost: $8 general, FREE for University Museums members and Johns Hopkins students with ID. Reservations requested: 410-516-0341,
evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu, or online through Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.bpt.me/producer/22987

Join us for our annual holiday open house, featuring creatively themed seasonal decorations, a silent auction of original art by Baltimore artists and designers, after-hours viewing of special exhibitions, the opening reception for Exploring the Museum, and live music. Festive fare will be served, a festooned period sleigh will serve as the perfect backdrop for your own photographic memories, and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas and fresh greens harvested from Evergreen’s extensive grounds.

Exploring the Museum
On view Dec. 10, 2015
–Jan. 31, 2016
Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Reading Room)
Cost: Included with paid museum admission and on view as part of the guided tour.

A North African iron casket, an English mortuary-hilted broadsword, and a wooden cross made from a remnant of the table on which the Confederate Army’s surrender was signed are among a collection of newly discovered historical objects at Evergreen Museum & Library. Studied and catalogued for the first time by student history detectives from Johns Hopkins University, the dynamic artifacts on display in this focus exhibition are particularly impressive and illuminate the broad collecting interests of Evergreen’s Garrett family.


Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: 410-516-5589
Email: homewoodmuseum@jhu.edu
Website: www.museums.jhu.edu

Hours: Open by guided tour offered on the hour and half-hour, Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Last tour at 3:30 p.m. Closed Monday, as well as major holidays.
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors (65+) and AAA members; $5 students (with ID), youth (6–18) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees; Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students (with valid ID) and children (5 and under).

Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Tel: 410-516-0341
Email: evergreenmuseum@jhu.edu
Website: www.museums.jhu.edu

Hours: Open by guided tour offered hourly on the hour, Tuesday–Friday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday–Sunday: noon–4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. Closed Monday, as well as major holidays. Free on-site parking.
Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors (65+) and AAA members; $5 students (with ID), youth (6–18) and Johns Hopkins alumni and retirees; Free for members, Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students (with valid ID) and children (5 and under).

 

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